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Scholarships: Academic Scholarships for New, Returning, and Transfer Students

Academic Entrance Scholarships are given to full-time students on the basis of academic achievement in high school. No application for these scholarships is necessary. Scholarships are applied to the student's tuition fees in two equal installments (September and January).

Academic Entrance Scholarships are available only to first-year students entering CMU Shaftesbury Campus who have completed high school within the previous five years but have completed no more than nine credit hours at another post-secondary institution.

Students whose application material (application form, relevant official transcript, and application fee) has been received by February 28 will receive scholarships as follows:

The percentage will be calculated on the basis of the top five approved courses taken in Senior 3 or Grade 11. At least three of the five courses must be academic courses. Of the four academic courses, at least one must be an English course.

Students who are awarded an Academic Entrance Scholarship based on Senior 3 or grade 11 marks must successfully complete high school and meet CMU entrance requirements on approved Senior 4 or Grade 12 courses. If the average percentage calculated on grade 12 or Senior 4 marks used to meet entrance requirements is higher than the average calculated on grade 11 or Senior 3 marks, the award will be revised upward, if it is lower, the award will be revised downward.

An average percentage on marks of approved Senior 4 or Grade 12 courses used to meet CMU admission requirements will be used to assess scholarship eligibility for students who have already completed grade 12 when they apply to CMU.

The following applies to all Entrance Scholarships:

Returning Student Academic Excellence Scholarships

Returning student scholarships are awarded at the end of each academic year and are based primarily on academic performance. Scholarship funds are applied toward the student's account for the following academic year as long as the student maintains the requirements for this award. Returning students who maintained a grade point average of 3.8 or higher in an academic year will receive a $1,000 scholarship. Full-time studies for this award is 12 credit hours per semester. No application is necessary. Full time students, who begin in January, are registered for 12 credit hours for each of their first two semesters (for a total of 24 credit hours) and achieve a grade point average of 3.8 or higher will be eligible for academic excellence scholarships for the upcoming academic semester of study.

Students transferring from other post-secondary institutions are eligible to receive an Entrance Scholarship based on academic achievement. Scholarships will be based on the cumulative GPA attained at that institution over a minimum of 30 credit hours. Students need not apply for these awards, but must submit CMU application requirements by May 31. The scholarship amount will be $1000 for a CGPA of 3.8 or higher (4.5 GPA scale) or 3.6 or higher (4.0 GPA scale).

Transfer students starting in January must submit CMU application requirements by November 30 to be eligible for this scholarship. The scholarship amount will be $500 based on cumulative GPA standards stated above.

Highest GPA Awards

In place of the Academic Excellence Scholarship an award of $2000 will be given to the student with the highest GPA in the following areas: Year One program, Biblical & Theological Studies Major, Humanities Major, Social Sciences or Sciences Major, Music program ($2500).

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